Atomic nailed it on this one. The ski is light, strong, and fast. I mounted them with the Naxo NX01's and originally I planned on using them mainly in the backcountry and at the resorts on powderdays. I've used them about 12 days in the backcountry and about 10 at Squaw Valley. I thought I would only like them on the pow. I was wrong. These things rip in all conditions (except ice). Now my old skis just collect dust. If you live in the west this is the ski for you. Pull the trigger.